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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

by Anne Roderique-Jones
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by Anne Roderique-Jones
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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is located along a three-mile stretch of Ka’anapali Beach and set upon 40 acres of paradise with a cornucopia of things to see and do. There are restaurants and bars nestled into tropical waterfalls and streams along with tennis and championship golf, if that’s your thing. You’ll also find a large oceanfront spa and fitness center, a water playground for the little ones, and majestic wildlife such as swans, flamingos, and penguins. Last but not least, the Drums of the Pacific Lu‘au — one of Hawaii’s most well-known luaus — takes place right on-site. Read on for an overview of our stay at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. 

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What You Need to Know 

The Look of Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

One of the best parts about walking into a sprawling Hawaiian hotel is immediately feeling like you’re on vacation. Here, the open atrium looks out onto the gorgeous ocean, and it's the first thing a guest sees when walking in. All rooms have a beachy-chic aesthetic with light woods and crisp white linens — and each has private lanais with glass balconies and breezy Kimono-style robes. Restaurants run the gamut from casual to more upscale, but none feel stuffy. The free-form pool areas are expansive, so they never feel crowded (plus, kids will love the waterslide). The Spa Kamaha‘o is a bit removed from the hotel (but just a short walk), which makes it all the more serene. Pre- or post-treatment, take advantage of the included steam room, hot tub, sauna, and lanai with loungers looking out to the water. ​​

The Vibe at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Laid-back luxury is the vibe at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. The F&B program offers upscale options so that you can sip a craft cocktail or an umbrella drink while lounging in a cabana. Guests include everyone from honeymooners to families, all of whom are primarily in swimsuits during the day and resort attire come evening. Japengo, which serves modern Pacific Rim cuisine and excellent sushi, is a favorite among the restaurant offerings. On the night we visited, our party was seated next to a local couple — so you know it’s got to be good. 

Who Will Love Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

The resort is ideal for just about anyone: There’s enough to keep kids entertained, but it’s equally lovely for a romantic weekend; plus, the spa makes for the ideal friends getaway. 

Who Might Not Love Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Those looking for a small boutique hotel might find the 40-acre property overwhelming in size. 

Best Amenity at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers various activities ranging from lei-making to luaus, to wildlife tours. However, our top pick would be the property’s rooftop observatory, one of the best in the world for stargazing. Eddie Mahoney, the resort’s Director of Astronomy and a NASA Ambassador, offers a Tour of the Stars experience several nights per week where attendees can see 80 of the 88 constellations.

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Money Matters

What’s Included at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

A stay at the property includes the amenities with the resort fee (but more on that in a bit). However, for the most bang for your buck — and an all-around incredible experience — consider the resort's new Ultimate Maui Family Vacation Offer that includes everything below. (And, essentially, it feels like an all-inclusive vacation.) 

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

The nightly $45 resort fee includes the following (but it's waved if booking the Ultimate Maui Family Vacation package): 

How to Get a Deal at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Check the resort's offers page for the latest deals and special discounts (including ones for families, members, and B&B rates). World of Hyatt members can also save up to 10% on room rates. 

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Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

The resort is a short walk to Whalers Village, where you can find shopping, nightlight, and dining. Three miles away is the historic town of Lahaina (don’t miss a rooftop cocktail at Fleetwood’s on Front St.). 

Nearest Airport to Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is just under 30 miles from the Kahului Airport (Maui’s international airport), which takes about an hour. It’s best to rent a car (included in the Ultimate Maui Family Vacation Offer) as a rideshare can run anywhere from $60 to over $100. 

The Bottom Line

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers the quintessential Hawaiian vacation experience, which is laid-back luxury in paradise.

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